Thursday, October 27, 2011

Change is good.
Change is scary.
Change is hard.

You've heard people say these things right? Like when you were placed in another position at work, or decided to move to a new city, or your boyfriend left you for someone younger and blonde.

When I think about change an analogy comes to mind. I think, but I'm not sure, that it came from an Amy Grant song. I think about the iceberg scene from Titanic...the moment it became clear they were in trouble and every ship worker engaged every system possible to try to get that thing stopped, or turned or at least slowed down.
When I visualize this I add another statement to our list of cliches about change. Change is hard WORK. It's painful. It's God taking an entire life and all that's connected to it and applying pressure just fierce enough to turn things around without completely overturning the ship. We lament our lost jobs, our lack of money, the end of relationships, etc. and that's fine because we're human, but we fail to realize that in order for God to get us between the bouys again we're going to have to let some stuff go. We're going to have to heave some baggage overboard. We're going to have to take a second look at places we originally said we wouldn't go. It's going to be hard, but it's going to be so worth it when the sea is calm and the sun is rising to warm hearts that have grown bigger, deeper, and more accepting.

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